Fine Dining in Barcelona

by Kim Bach

Lively and cosmopolitan, Barcelona offers plenty of culinary delights for those willing to explore the Catalan cuisine. We so far presented you some of the most popular and internationally renowned dishes in the Spanish cuisine, but it also important to know where to find them. And Barcelona is quite the right place to enjoy an unforgettable authentic Spanish dinner. However, if you are looking for more than Spanish tapas and paella, be ready to discover Barcelona’ s top notch restaurants and awarded chefs. You’ll soon realize that when it comes to fine dining in Barcelona, the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine and minimalist decors is the key to sophistication. Here’s my exclusive selection of Barcelona restaurants:

Alkimia

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Now here’s a great name for a luxurious restaurant specialized in contemporary/fusion Spanish cuisine: alchemy is the only word that can explain such an unexpected blend of tastes and fragrances. Chef’s Jordi Vila most popular creations include cod in truffle sauce, pickled oysters or fondant chocolate with burned rum ice cream. The refinement in the menu can also be found in the minimalist white decors.

Moo

Part of a modern, upscale hotel in central Barcelona, the Moo awaits visitors with a chic decorum and famous cocktail bar. The cuisine at Moo is mainly Catalan, but bears the signature of chef Felip Llufriu. It’s also one of the best places in town to taste a good wine – if you feel that you’re not yet a true connoisseur, even better, as the restaurant’s sommelier is one of the best in Europe.

Can Ravell

The ambiance of Can Ravel reflects the 8 decades of great food and quality time that continues to attract Barcelonans and foreigners alike. Initially a general store, Can Ravel has evolved into a widely appreciated restaurant, with a varied menu that includes both classic dishes and surprising combinations. Prices are middle range and the wine selection excellent – if you find yourself here make sure you try their famous rice dishes or tapas.

Gaig

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No gourmet tour of Barcelona should ever exclude Gaig, a true veteran and trend setter in terms of signature cuisine. First opened in 1869, Gaig is brilliantly located in Eixample Quarter, Barcelona. Famous for its tuna and lamb dishes, Gaig is now a travel-guide featured restaurant, which lives up to its standards of always using the most fresh ingredients.

Tapas 24

This restaurants specialized in tapas if perfectly suited for an insomniac city such as Barcelona. No matter what the hour, here you’ll get a taste of some of the most refined tapas, as well as nice selection of course and breakfast dishes. The genius behind this fantastic food is no other but famous Barcelona cook Carlos Abellan.

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